5 patient evaluations for Pregabalin taken for the purpose of 'generalized anxiety disorder' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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Aug 24, 2013 (Started Sep 29, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nightmares)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it did help relax me and get rid of the little aches and pains .. but miss a dose, and you go crazy .. I just got scared and left it!
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 15, 2013 (Started Apr 18, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This was very helpful for me, and I had good results with it. My advice: be consistent in taking Lyrica. Do not skip doses. I know that it gets old, always having to take a handful of pills every time you turn around. But this is about restoring your quality of life. This medication was like standing in the sunshine after having been locked up in a damp cave. It makes that much difference!
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 26, 2011 (Started Feb 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: well i manage by taking it as it helps with the pain in my nerves.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 10, 2010 (Started Aug 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 5, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (heavy sensation in head, craving carbs, craving sweets, gagging (throat spasm), excessive thirst (polydipsia), stiffness in neck, heart palpitations, tremor in legs, hot flashes, weight gain, dizziness, feels like i am suffocating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am unsure about the efficiency of this medication. I was originally prescribed Olanzapine but then had side effects so Pregabalin was added to counter the side effects of Olanzapine. I no longer take Olanzapine, just Pregabalin. I have had so many side effects with this medication including notable weight gain, palpitations, hot flashes, leg tremor, the feeling that I am being strangled, among others. Maybe this is just my GAD but the side effects seem to coincide with the dates that I started taking Pregabalin
Side effects: craving carbs, excessive thirst (polydipsia), heart palpitations, heavy sensation in head, gagging (throat spasm), craving sweets, dizziness, stiffness in neck, tremor in legs, weight gain, hot flashes, feels like i am suffocating

  • 0 helpful marks
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